2 Gladstone women charged over theft from mail boxes

GLADSTONE pair Lee Platt and Belinda Pollock have been charged over a series of mail thefts with police accusing them of committing a $30,000 fraud.

Has Gladstone State High banned free dress days?

Photo CFF

Education department sets the record straight on free dress

Tourist exodus as Gladstone region town struggles to recover

DragonflyUAV captured these images of the Spirit of 1770 passengers at the Seventeen Seventy Marina after they were rescued from the sinking cruise boat.

BUNDABERG competitors profit from town's tragic loss.

$16.4m plan to build tradie training facility in Gladstone

The exterior of the proposed trades training centre.

THE $16.4m project would redevelop an existing facility.

Woorabinda incident sent to Crime and Corruption Commission

Hundreds raise concerns about relationship with police at meeting

Two sightings of '5 metre' croc at popular spot

IT'S no conincidence there's two been two sightings of a 5m long crocodile at Coorooman Creek, Emu park in the past two weeks. A yeppoon fishermen took this pic while crabbing, but didn't waste any time. Photo: Graham Leicht

A MONSTER crocodile has been spotted twice at a popular fishing spot

Crabber buys half a tonne of roo meat from mobile meat truck

Roo meat, anyone?

There's roo meat for sale and it's $1.50 per kg

Tourism business in flight market after reef cat disaster

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort plane

TOURISM business to make thousands off flights to replace reef cat.

Agnes tourism hit: Company fast tracks $2m 'dive boat'

Concept images of the 'Musgrave Magic' currently being refurbished and refitted. Photo: Wrapit Marine

New dive boat Musgrave Magic drops anchor in 1770

RIO JOB CUTS: Anxious wait over for Yarwun workers, 50 axed

Employees and their families had a great night at the Rio Tinto Alcan Yarwun 10 year celebration on site on Friday night.

50 RIO Tinto Yarwun workers have been let go

Body building power couple eat '8 meals a day'

Source: Win Marsh

WIN Marsh has retaken control of her life after her husband's death

'Bloke Bonanza' expected to create 'online frenzy'

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LETTER: Why we should say no to fluoride

I BELIEVE that in Gladstone 30 million litres of carefully monitored water are flouridated every day, on the grounds it reduces tooth decay.

LETTER: Desperate hope to find little brother

PAIN: A letter writer hopes to re-connect with her lost brother.

Every day I am consumed by what I could have done differently

See how Curtis Island adds to state economy: Letter

Aerial shot of the LNG proponents on Curtis Island, QGC, APLNG, GLNG. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

LNG industry does light up Gladstone

LETTER: Our new police officers look like pack horses

Constable Mairead Devlin outside Roma Street Police Headquarters.

Let’s also not forget the helmet to protect their heads.

OPINION: Going where no human has gone, or wants to go

THIS week an explorer will go where no human has gone before.

OUR SAY: Will NSW fans cheer or weep at full time?

Origin II - The fans and all the razzmatazz.

NSW selection circus shouldn't overshadow greatness of QLD side

How a $20 iTunes gift card turned into a $7300 credit card shock

Little did I know I had created a small snowball

Man faces court over attempted stabbing of parents

63-year-old man and 67-year-old woman taken to hospital

Our violence: ‘Definitely some caveman s**t going on’

DOING OUR JOB: Jeremy Dittmer and Jaiden Ringuet often work until 5am on weekends, serving up food to the public at Real Kebab Mackay. They've seen their fair share of violent incidents in the city centre.

Kebab shop staff speak about regular fights in Mackay city centre

Pair sentenced for killing Timothy Pullen over drug debt

Timothy Pullen.

Men pleaded guilty to killing Mackay man in unit

Ultra athletes go the distance

IT'S A challenge only for those who applied themselves and for two local trail runners, the rewards were reaped

The Glen take their chances against Yaralla

David Heymer. - A grade cricket between Yaralla and The Glen. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

The Glen's Christmas cricket feast

Enjoy Christmas without stretching your belt

Our top tips to keep your wellbeing in check this festive season

Man alive: Do we know what 'freedom' actually means?

We need freedom to be in control of ourselves

Why its important to wear a decent mouthguard

Wearing a mouthguard can prevent future dental health problems.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

QUALITY TIME: Volunteers help others while also working on their own projects.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

Community ready to kick up heels at Latin dance night

DANCE: Marites Flores and Laz Sandilands.

Community ready to kick up heels at Latin dance night

Parents oppose use of dead son's testes

Leith Patteson and her fiance Tony Brian Deane had been engaged since October. Photo / Supplied

His parents are opposing the use of their son's sperm

Is Facebook listening to us to serve up its ads?

App could be using people's phones to gather data from conversation

Want a free Samsung tablet? We're giving them away

Get your hands on this baby totally free when you subscribe to our digital subscription offer.

YOU don't want to miss out on this ripper deal.

Church denies supporting pastor charged with indecent act

A 21-year-old Coast man caught with more than 800 child porn images has told a court some of them dated back to when he was in Year 9 at school.

Pastor John Rewald said the claims were "totally incorrect".

Surfer critical after losing leg in shark attack

He has lived and surfed in the area his whole life

Wireless web is the future says expert

NBN work along the footpath in Mary Street, Gympie. Photo Greg Miller / Gympie Times

This new system will connect the world

Tobacco tax increases creating illicit market say retailers

Retailers say taxes will push an illegal tobacco market

Former councillor called before inquiry

Auburn's former deputy mayor will be called to give evidence.

Triple murder charge for SA man

A man charged with murdering three people was refused bail.

Mother who lost daughter helps others work through grief

Abigail Hone died in a crash involving a tourist driver. Photo / Facebook

"It is the daily battle to learn to live a life that she's not in"

Mass sexual assault reported at music festival

Three men from Pakistan have been arrested by police

Disfiguring disease sweeps through refugees

A woman receives treatment for a tropical skin disease.

Hundreds of thousands hit by 'Aleppo evil' tropical disease

WATCH: 'We were dead': Gladstone pilot in horrifying spiral

They fell over three thousand feet in 30 seconds.

“Another 20 seconds, and we would have hit the ground.”

How a milk run saw me chase down a drink driver

This is what happens when you run out of milk.

Single parents, divorce create child poverty: lobbyists

Child poverty has tracked sole parenting almost exactly.

This photo of a cuddling couple is freaking people out

Couple embracing on a beach has left people scratching their heads

Chinese delivery mid hike? No pack H2O? Newbie seeks advice

Hiking tours are very popular in Europe and why wouldn’t they be when you get views like this of the Mont Blanc range in France. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

"We usually walk with our bottles open and wait for the rain"

Abbott in speedos- $51, Scrooge next Treasurer- $1001

HITTING THE BEACH: Bongsu Kim (left) from South Korea and Finn Massoud with former Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Tea Tree Bay in Noosa National Park.

Fancy a flutter? How about Scrooge to become the next Treasurer?

Jeff Daniels opens up on relapse

Jeff Daniels relapsed at 50 after being sober for 14 years

Chris Brown sued by fan

Chris Brown is being sued for bullying by a fan

Baby joy for Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys have welcomed their first child

Doom returns to hurt me plenty

PREPARE TO BE SCARED: Id and Bethesda have taken Doom back to the frantic brawl through hell of its original incarnations and the result is staggering.

Welcome to hell, marine.

Black Desert Online: The AFK MMO

You really can get a lot done in this game without even playing it

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard row 'sparked by dying mother'

Argument over Depp's mother allegedly led to altercation

Man accused over violent robbery, extortion of businessman

Gladstone Courthouse.

Man accused over violent robbery, extortion of businessman

BREAKING: Mum's entire $12,000 bill waived

NOT HAPPY: Queensland Urban Utilities has slapped Sherelle Taylor with a $12,113 water bill.

Sherelle Taylor was in disbelief when she opened her water bill

UPDATE: Pisasale defends his support of donor Sekisui

Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

Developers asked Ipswich Mayor to fix their Sunshine Coast problems

Social media for small business

One very basic yet essential learning every business needs to understand is that effective social media is about the audience, not the business.

Social media for small business

Aldi to open new store in Ipswich

Basket of groceries from IGA.

German giant coming to suburban shopping centre

Unnecessary admin costing Aussie businesses $56 billion

NOOSA District State High School students enjoyed learning about how to operate and manage a business.

Business wastes $56 billion a year because of unnecessary admin